Monday, April 26, 2010

Oakley 4.0

Oakley turned 4 on Sunday. 4! I just can't believe it. Especially since she is still the size of a 2 year old.

A couple months ago I asked her what kind of party she wanted. She replied with, "A Temple Party." For the next few weeks following her request I tried to get her to change it to something more 'birthday partyish,' but that girl wouldn't change her mind. So, here are some pics from her Fabulous Temple Party.

First up: Pin Angel Moroni on the Temple.
Oakley was the first and she actually was only a tiny bit off. And Sarah thought Moroni belonged on James' head. The kids thought that was the funniest thing ever.

Next Up: Treasure Hunt
As soon as I saw this picture I laughed right out loud. I love that the youngest, Oliver, is leading the way screaming, while the rest of the kids push each other out of the way to get out the door. Awesome.

Everyone raced around the yard finding candy, CTR rings, pass along cards of the Temple, toys, and other things kids love.
Then: Present Time

Oakley was most excited for this part. She had been counting down the days, hours, and minutes until her birthday. Once again she was spoiled by those who came (and from cards in the mail!). Thanks everyone for the gifts!

Last: The Temple Cake

This cake was a disaster. First, my cakes wouldn't come out of the pans for some reason, so the bottom layer is about 7 pieces of a cake pushed back together. And because of the crumbles the frosting was all bumpy. Not my best creation, but I guess it doesn't really matter to a 4 year old does it?

Happy Birthday Oakley!





15 comments:

Jamie said...

I LOVE that you had a "Temple" party! Seriously. I was dying when I heard that. And it looks like it was a great party as always. I'm sorry we missed it, but thank you so much for letting Annie share in the fun. She was SO excited when she came home last night - then we went right to sleep without a peep (which is new for us lately). I decided we need to have her play at your house every night before bedtime.

Happy Birthday, Oakley!!!

Karina said...

oh that is so cute that she wanted a temple party, i love it!!! she is such a cute little thing!

Kim said...

I LOVE this post! I too started to laugh when I saw the picture of the kids pushing their way out the door. My favorite picture has to be the last one with you and Oakley. So so cute!

Annie said...

Cute little spiritual girl. :) I love that you pulled off a temple party and cake for her. Looks like fun- as always.

Sarah said...

That little Oakley is the cutest thing ever. And I am laughing so hard that she picked a "temple" party. What a nice mom to let her have what she really wanted :) I am actually very impressed with your cake ~ I doubt you could find many templates to copy!

Amber said...

seriously, she is so cute! I love that she wanted a temple party...and I'm impressed with you for all your cute ideas to carry it off! I agree with Sarah...I'm impressed with the cake too!

Maga said...

I'm really impressed that your kids can have any kind of party they want and that you can do it!

Michelle said...

I think I want my next party to be a temple party too. Very cute.

Brett and Jessica said...

Oakley is so cute! I love the temple theme. You have such fun ideas for your kids!

Ginny said...

that one takes the cake! (and the cake is awesome!!) i may just push the temple party idea on my kids!! haha

Andrea said...

Are you kidding me???? I love this party! You are the funnest mom ever--I would have never thought of pin the angel on the temple! Classic!!!!!

BTW--your hair is darling. When did you cut it?

linds said...

i love it. why would a kid not want a temple party? your an awesome mom. happy day to you oak!

Shelly Karren said...

I've never heard of the such a party. Awesome! Glad to hear Oakley has her perspective set on life better than the rest of us :)

Trevor and Loralee said...

That is so cute. What a fun mom you are. She is a doll and I can't believe she is already 4.

Angela said...

I love that she wanted a temple party! That is so cute. Happy Birthday Oakley!